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by Roger M.
October 16th, 2017, 2:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4922
Views: 1823801

Re: ERDNASE

Bill does have arguments that make it plausible that the Whiteside County Seelys knew the Henry County Seeleys, but I'll let him make that case. I look forward to reading that information from Bill, especially as those two counties are literally right next door to each other, with both counties tog...
by Roger M.
October 15th, 2017, 7:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4922
Views: 1823801

Re: ERDNASE

Bill Mullins wrote:Edwin S. Andrews was related (by marriage) to Louis Dalrymple.

Credit to Richard Hatch for much of this research.


In all my years, I never thought I'd actually see a "smoking gun" as relates to Erdnase ... and yet Richard and Bill find one!
by Roger M.
October 15th, 2017, 7:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4922
Views: 1823801

Re: ERDNASE

David Ben, writing in Magicol #180 gives the following conditions for finding Erdnase to a factor of the 90% required by criminal law in the U.S.: 1) In Chicago in pre-1902 (E.S. Andrews was indeed in Chicago at that time.) 2) That his wife be related to Dalrymple (just now confirmed by Bill and Ric...
by Roger M.
October 15th, 2017, 7:32 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4922
Views: 1823801

Re: ERDNASE

In 2011, in an article Richard Hatch wrote in his article for Magicol (pg. 23) ... Richard wrote of his original candidate, E.S. Andrews: "In my opinion, if the relationship between Dollie Seely and Louis Dalrymple's mother could be established and shown to be close enough that they would have ...
by Roger M.
October 15th, 2017, 7:17 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4922
Views: 1823801

Re: ERDNASE

Holy Smokes Bill! For long time readers of this thread, you will recall that in March of 2011, Bill also put a deck of cards in E.S.Andrews hands with the research described in this post: Re: Erdnase by Bill Mullins » 10 Mar 2011 19:34 Milton Franklin Andrews has been the "standard" candid...
by Roger M.
October 11th, 2017, 8:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4922
Views: 1823801

Re: ERDNASE

Has this film been mentioned here before? I don't think so . . . http://www.erdnase-film.com/ Thanks for the link Bill, I'd not seen anything at all about this film prior to clicking it. Looks like they're presently looking for investors to get the film off the ground. I hope they succeed, as their...
by Roger M.
October 3rd, 2017, 8:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4922
Views: 1823801

Re: ERDNASE

The italics on the cover have been noted before, as has assorted text formatting and style throughout the book (small caps, etc). But your definition of the purpose of reverse italics is far too narrow. Reverse italics can indeed be used for ships names ... but they can also be used where there is a...
by Roger M.
October 2nd, 2017, 10:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4922
Views: 1823801

Re: ERDNASE

Then it occurred to me that, if Thompson had a friend with similar interests, that friend would probably have access to his library. I found such a friend about two years ago and have been researching his background ever since. Gentlemen, may I introduce my new candidate in the hunt for Erdnase -- ...
by Roger M.
September 30th, 2017, 12:06 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4922
Views: 1823801

Re: ERDNASE

Bill makes the important point in his post above. We know that Smith met Erdnase. And because Smith's recall of Erdnase doesn't include anything of substance that would point to Gallaway, Chris has to discount or reinterpret everything Smith writes or says to make it fit Gallaway. From a practical s...
by Roger M.
September 28th, 2017, 2:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4922
Views: 1823801

Re: ERDNASE

That’s a nice sentiment, but it’s got absolutely nothing to do with the contents of my post. Chris is free to post as he sees fit to post, only the forum mods can influence that. I’m equally free to dispute or otherwise question what’s posted, as others are free to dispute or otherwise comment on th...
by Roger M.
September 27th, 2017, 6:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4922
Views: 1823801

Re: ERDNASE

From approximately March of 2015 through to today, Chris has floated his candidate as Erdnase in a manner that could only be described as "desperate and very aggressive", with Chris responding to any perceived slight with anger. Unlike discussion about other candidates ... the discussion a...
by Roger M.
September 17th, 2017, 3:07 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP Peter Reveen Sr.
Replies: 26
Views: 2407

Re: RIP Peter Reveen Sr.

Being a master chess player and being a master showman are not mutually exclusive. Koltanowski's performance was definitely designed to entertain an audience of paying patrons. You think he did this for free!? It was how he made his living. This is a R.I.P. Peter Reveen thread . A way to remember t...
by Roger M.
September 16th, 2017, 11:17 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP Peter Reveen Sr.
Replies: 26
Views: 2407

Re: RIP Peter Reveen Sr.

Great story Bob! My strongest recollection of the actual Reveen shows I was involved with revolve around the fact that I always thought of hypnosis as "an entertainment", and nothing more than that. On three occasions, two when Ty was acting as Peter's assistant, and the last tour Peter di...
by Roger M.
September 15th, 2017, 5:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP Peter Reveen Sr.
Replies: 26
Views: 2407

Re: RIP Peter Reveen Sr.

It never surprises me when threads like this (a Peter Reveen thread) eventually receive the post along the lines of "oh yeah ... well I saw a Knights Tour that Reveen's Knights Tour couldn't have been as good as, performed by ?????? ..." But in this case, and although I've never seen Kolty...
by Roger M.
September 14th, 2017, 12:43 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP Peter Reveen Sr.
Replies: 26
Views: 2407

Re: RIP Peter Reveen Sr.

You read about a lot of performers who aspire to command the stage.

Peter COMMANDED the stage from start to finish, and his "Knights Tour" on a really good night (IMO) can never be equaled.

To Arnaud above: I don't think there's any footage online of Reveen doing the Knights Tour.
by Roger M.
September 13th, 2017, 12:03 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Stripper Jig Card Trimmer
Replies: 10
Views: 2735

Re: Stripper Jig Card Trimmer

...I'm not sure why you'd ever want to put one into every card in an entire deck... Eoin explains why you'd want to do that on his website. Indeed. I read that. It still doesn't really make any sense in terms of how a breather crimp is used. Putting the work into every single card in the deck creat...
by Roger M.
September 11th, 2017, 9:53 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: Stripper Jig Card Trimmer
Replies: 10
Views: 2735

Re: Stripper Jig Card Trimmer

You can put an invisible breather crimp in with your fingers in less than 2 seconds. I'm not sure why you'd ever want to put one into every card in an entire deck, as a breather is usually (but not always) a single card. A breather isn't dependant on the crimp "being in the same place" on ...
by Roger M.
September 9th, 2017, 11:39 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 383: The Expert - New Documentary: Looking for S.W. Erdnase
Replies: 4
Views: 741

Re: 383: The Expert - New Documentary: Looking for S.W. Erdnase

Well, you don't have to remain mum Richard ... you could tells us more! :)
by Roger M.
September 8th, 2017, 5:42 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: 383: The Expert - New Documentary: Looking for S.W. Erdnase
Replies: 4
Views: 741

Re: 383: The Expert - New Documentary: Looking for S.W. Erdnase

This project has some pretty authoritative names associated with it (heavyweights if you will)! It certainly looks well thought out, and although it may not present anything particularly "new" about Erdnase, it certainly breaks new ground in the presentation of the information acquired by ...
by Roger M.
September 7th, 2017, 6:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4922
Views: 1823801

Re: ERDNASE

This is all so similar to the Gardner/Busby/Whaley declaration that Milton Franklin Andrews was "for sure" Erdnase ... only to have that theory dismissed out of hand on multiple occasions by those who bothered to actually examine the writing style of both parties. Even Gardner began to hav...
by Roger M.
August 10th, 2017, 7:20 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Houdini's diaries?
Replies: 21
Views: 3882

Re: Houdini's diaries?

I had assumed (first mistake) that the references to Kalush looking through Houdini diaries were making reference to the few diaries that are owned by others, and tend to show up here and there in Houdini museum displays and such. If Kalush did get a look at the Ernst diaries, it would be interestin...
by Roger M.
August 10th, 2017, 5:12 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Houdini's diaries?
Replies: 21
Views: 3882

Re: Houdini's diaries?

I hadn't realized that Ken Silverman passed away until last night, when I finally picked up my Aug issue of Genii for a full read. Interestingly, Richard notes in his magazine column that the Silverman Houdini book will never be reprinted, and that folks should consider purchasing used copies before...
by Roger M.
July 6th, 2017, 8:39 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Will Tsai - Youtube Responds on ethics of VFX ;-)
Replies: 73
Views: 4586

Re: Will Tsai - Youtube Responds on ethics of VFX ;-)

jkeyes1000, you've really got to first get a better handle on who it is you're arguing your point with before you start going punch to punch with them! ;)

(unless you just enjoy arguing ... something for which I have personal sympathy, as it's a character flaw of my own).
by Roger M.
July 2nd, 2017, 8:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4922
Views: 1823801

Re: ERDNASE

a bit? Perhaps I was being overly enthusiastic. But seriously, their lives overlapped, there was a deep similarity in how they viewed playing cards, and perhaps most importantly - the world was a much smaller place in the early 1900's, inasmuch as folks with similar interests could, in a big city l...
by Roger M.
July 2nd, 2017, 11:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4922
Views: 1823801

Re: ERDNASE

Anything is possible. In this very thread, Richard Hatch posted this a while back: “Vernon also speculated that he might perhaps have met the mysterious author as a youth while studying magic books at the library in Ottawa. A stranger with a red beard engaged him in conversation about card work and ...
by Roger M.
June 20th, 2017, 6:21 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jeff Busby Passes Away
Replies: 138
Views: 21573

Re: Jeff Busby Passes Away

I hear ya' Jim.
by Roger M.
June 20th, 2017, 10:00 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Jeff Busby Passes Away
Replies: 138
Views: 21573

Re: Jeff Busby Passes Away

Busby's dead.

Civil society lets the dead rest in peace.

I know he's despised here in the Forum, but civility requires some compromise of ones baser instincts.
by Roger M.
April 21st, 2017, 9:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: ERDNASE
Replies: 4922
Views: 1823801

Re: ERDNASE

magicfish wrote:I still cherish my Coles edition. I found it in a bargain bin for $2.00 in a used book store.


The Coles edition has the only known photograph of Erdnase - right there on the cover
by Roger M.
April 14th, 2017, 11:45 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Card-Shark Warehouse Fire
Replies: 31
Views: 4312

Re: Card-Shark Warehouse Fire

OK, let me get this equivocation correct. Christian released a CARD TRICK that was missing some possible, or definitive crediting that some here feel needed to be there ... or perhaps Cardshark needed to withdraw the trick from the market ... but he didn't And for that, the release of an uncredited,...
by Roger M.
April 10th, 2017, 12:06 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Card-Shark Warehouse Fire
Replies: 31
Views: 4312

Re: Card-Shark Warehouse Fire

Brad Henderson wrote:karma is a bitch.


I'm not following this, and it seems somewhat of a harsh comment?

Have I missed something?
by Roger M.
April 6th, 2017, 10:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Published Gambling moves Vs Magicians Sleights
Replies: 97
Views: 8795

Re: Published Gambling moves Vs Magicians Sleights

As you also mention if Roger can indeed do table faro's and never miss then he is one hell of a card worker ..... I didn't, and would never say any such thing. Actually, you said exactly that. "I can hit a table faro, or an in the hands faro 100% of the time." -RogerM Or is this the part ...
by Roger M.
March 31st, 2017, 6:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Published Gambling moves Vs Magicians Sleights
Replies: 97
Views: 8795

Re: Published Gambling moves Vs Magicians Sleights

After the fact you can tell just by looking at the halves prior to pushing them together.

Realistically (and with a bit of experience) you actually know the moment you've missed a card.
by Roger M.
March 30th, 2017, 11:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Published Gambling moves Vs Magicians Sleights
Replies: 97
Views: 8795

Re: Published Gambling moves Vs Magicians Sleights

As you also mention if Roger can indeed do table faro's and never miss then he is one hell of a card worker ..... I didn't, and would never say any such thing. I still can't do a deceptive pass - despite 25+ years of trying. ...So there's that. Good at one thing doesn't always translate into good a...
by Roger M.
March 30th, 2017, 1:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Published Gambling moves Vs Magicians Sleights
Replies: 97
Views: 8795

Re: Published Gambling moves Vs Magicians Sleights

performer wrote:Not with the cheap Chinese cards I use for svengali decks you couldn't!

I shall concede that point to you Mark :)

I try to use my own Bee deck, or choose another trick to show folks.
by Roger M.
March 30th, 2017, 10:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Published Gambling moves Vs Magicians Sleights
Replies: 97
Views: 8795

Re: Published Gambling moves Vs Magicians Sleights

I can hit a table faro, or an in the hands faro 100% of the time. I've been able to do so for 25+ years. I would posit that there are many hundreds, if not thousands of other card guys who can do exactly the same. Definitive statements, made broadly, or made in passing in a demonstration video proba...
by Roger M.
March 29th, 2017, 9:45 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Published Gambling moves Vs Magicians Sleights
Replies: 97
Views: 8795

Re: Published Gambling moves Vs Magicians Sleights

Jason England has been heard saying that he doesn't hit a table faro every time. I would say he is a very fine card handler Jason is a great guy, and a fine card handler indeed. But you need to distinguish between Jason (perhaps) saying that "he" can't hit a faro every time, and you extra...
by Roger M.
March 29th, 2017, 8:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Published Gambling moves Vs Magicians Sleights
Replies: 97
Views: 8795

Re: Published Gambling moves Vs Magicians Sleights

I think we all strive for a perfect faro every time ..... impossible?.... maybe so. Absolutely not impossible at all , thus folks who can't hit 100% should keep practicing - or choose another trick that doesn't depend on some derivative of a perfect faro. Well maybe I do need to practice more then ...
by Roger M.
March 29th, 2017, 8:03 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Published Gambling moves Vs Magicians Sleights
Replies: 97
Views: 8795

Re: Published Gambling moves Vs Magicians Sleights

Christopher1979 wrote: I think we all strive for a perfect faro every time ..... impossible?.... maybe so.

Absolutely not impossible at all, thus folks who can't hit 100% should keep practicing - or choose another trick that doesn't depend on some derivative of a perfect faro.
by Roger M.
March 29th, 2017, 7:27 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Published Gambling moves Vs Magicians Sleights
Replies: 97
Views: 8795

Re: Published Gambling moves Vs Magicians Sleights

One area I don't and haven't tried (much) is Faro shuffles because I've seen almost all of the above people MISS at one time or another and pull out and start again I wish others would follow your lead. I've always maintained that nobody should undertake any faro work for any reason whatsoever that...
by Roger M.
March 22nd, 2017, 2:29 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: The Little Hand Ripoff
Replies: 52
Views: 6519

Re: The Little Hand Ripoff

DaveBonsall wrote:
Roger, you should not judge without knowing the full story! Why so keen on putting others down and getting involved in other peoples disputes, there are far better things to be doing with your time.


Ethical advice from you seems a tad misplaced, but I'm glad you came clean.

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